LOVE Island’s Iain Stirling has shocked fans with his ‘huge bulge’ and impressive weight loss during lockdown.
The voiceover, 32, took to Instagram to share the snap with his 752k followers – and they absolutely loved it.
In the hilarious post, a bare chested Iain is seen looking down at the floor in some grey joggers pulled right up to his hips.
He captioned the post: “5 year old sweat pants + weight loss = insta famous.”
Fans of the Scotsman flocked to the comment section to show their admiration of the snap.
One joked: “Have you got a pair of socks down there?”
Another said: “I think it’s that buldge that’s gonna make you insta-famous!”
A third commented: “lol great package lol”
A stated: “I’m distracted by something else”
And a fifth added: “Nice bulge lol xxxxxxx”
But others were amazed by how much weight the comedian has shed over the past six weeks.
One wrote: “Amazing. Can we get a before and after?”
Another questioned: “How are you losing weight in lockdown? I’m going to be rolled out of my house as the end of this”
A third wrote: “Well done you”
Earlier this month is was revealed that the popular ITV reality show will not be airing this summer due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic – meaning that Iain’s voice will return to our screens for the winter series next year.
The decision to pull the plug on the dating show came after bosses admitted they could not guarantee the safety of the contestants amid the on-going pandemic.
Bosses had looked at a number of ways they could try and continue with filming, including testing the contestants for coronavirus and moving the dates to later in the year.
However when crisis talks were held over Thursday and Friday it was decided the upcoming series of Love Island was simply not going to be viable.
Kevin Lygo, Director of Television at ITV told HOAR: “We have tried every which way to make Love Island this summer but logistically it’s just not possible to produce it in a way that safeguards the well-being of everyone involved and that for us is the priority.
“In normal circumstances we would be preparing very soon to travel out to the location in Mallorca to get the villa ready but clearly that’s now out of the question.
“We are very sorry for fans of the show but making it safely is our prime concern and Love Island will be back stronger than ever in 2021. In the meantime Love Island fans can still enjoy all six series of Love Island on BritBox.”
A TV insider revealed all the work that had gone into the upcoming summer series would be deferred to the winter version, which will air next year.
They explained: “A huge amount of work had already gone into this series in terms of laying out plans for the show.
“Casting had also started, with interviews on Zoom for new applicants planned to begin this week.
“Rising stars on social media had also been tapped up by producers, who were already picking out their favourites.
“Everything will be deferred to the winter version and everyone who was being lined up to appear in this series will be asked to see if they can appear in that series.
“It’s a devastating blow to the entire team working on the show, as well as ITV as a whole but the safety of their contestants and anyone working on Love Island is paramount.”